New trio in Wakefield squad for Boxing Day friendly

New signings Jordan Baldwinson, Pauli Pauli and Justin Horo are in the Wakefield squad for the Boxing Day friendly against Leeds.

The first match in the build-up to the 2018 season takes place at Belle Vue, with kick-off at 11.30am.

Baldwinson will go up against his former club, while it will be a first opportunity for fans to see forward Pauli, signed on a one-year deal from Newcastle Knights in the NRL.

Former Catalans back-rower Horo is the club’s only other addition for 2018, with hooker Tyler Randell having already joined the club back in August.

Trinity are currently on the look out for a new assistant coach, following the departure of head of rugby John Kear to Bradford.

They have lost six players this off-season, including Mitch Allgood (St George), Michael Sio (released) and Sam Williams (Canberra).

Wakefield 20-man squad v Leeds: Ackroyd, Annakin, Arona, Arundel, Baldwinson, Batchelor, Caton-Brown, Crowther, England, Hirst, Hooley, Horo, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, Kirmond, Lyne, Pauli, Randell, Tupou, Wood.